COVID-19: Colorado Rapids postpone fourth game in worst U.S. disruption

The Colorado Rapids were forced to postpone their fourth game in two weeks when Saturday's home game against the LA Galaxy was called off after one new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Colorado player pool.

Colorado Rapids postponed games:
Sept. 27. Sporting Kansas City vs. Colorado (moved to Oct. 21).
Oct. 3. Portland vs. Colorado (moved to Nov. 4).
Oct. 7. Colorado vs. LAFC (no new date).
Oct. 10. Colorado vs. LA Galaxy (no new date).

Through Friday, 17 individuals on the Rapids -- five players and 12 staff members -- have tested positive.

The Rapids have 10 games remaining on their schedule. They have midweek and weekend games -- including two makeup games -- scheduled every week between now and the end of the regular season on Nov. 8. The only way to make up a third and fourth game would be to play them during the November international window -- before the playoff starts.

The Rapids sit in eighth place in the Western Conference, but their 1.46 points per game is fourth best in the conference.

When MLS announced the resumption of play in home markets after the MLS is Back Tournament, MLS commissioner Don Garber left open the possibility of resorting to points per game to determine the final standings in case the schedule was disrupted.

In the USL Championship, LA Galaxy II and Philadelphia Union II had three games in a row postponed because of COVID-19 outbreaks but they finished their seasons.

FC Dallas and Nashville SC were unable to play in the MLS is Back Tournament and the Orlando Pride missed the NWSL Challenge Cup because of COVID-19 outbreaks.
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